Old Fashioned Slings – Forage :: SRQ Magazine Article by Britt Mattie
The bartenders of these local haunts are taking a few turns of their sleeves to give the old one a new look.
SRQ Review | November 2021
Sensitive to its namesake, the old one is one of the oldest mixed drinks in the cocktail canon. A dated and beloved brewed drink – iconically built right into the glass – saw a fruity version become all the rage after the Prohibition Era (involving a slice of cherry and orange, with the mixture of a sugar cube or a simple syrup added). This version remains prevalent today, but we’re in the mood to champion more basic, progressive interpretations that still allow for the avant-garde flavors of a mild bourbon or rye burst, but also provide a little twist ( orange twist, if you will) on this classic libation.